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Our People

Baraza opened May 2019 with the intention of creating a new, exciting meeting place for the thriving yoga scene in Lisbon. The founders Alex du Toit and Ruby Morris met earlier in the year after Alex began missing her local studio back in her native Cape Town and began searching for teachers to collaborate with. Bonding over their mutual love of strong, dynamic yoga classes, beautiful aesthetics and bringing people together they founded Baraza Yoga in Santos, Lisboa.




Our experienced and enthusiastic team of teachers deliver classes seven days a week in a range of styles, but all share the mutual intention of providing strong, feel good and inclusive yoga classes where experienced yogis and complete beginners can feel comfortable but always challenged.

Baraza is a place of growth and community, our doors are open to teachers from all over the world to share their unique perspectives and fresh ideas on the practice. We are committed to providing frequent events, workshops, talks and trainings, which will be beneficial and relevant for teachers, students, locals and tourists alike.


Ruby’s Yoga teaching journey started three years ago in India and she has continued to study and practice with different teachers from all over the world since. An eternal student she loves to learn and keep an open mind. Ruby’s classes are thoughtfully sequenced to ensure each class works the whole body in a fun but challenging way. Music, creative flows and varied, technical cues enable students to feel fully immersed in the experience of their practice. Follow Ruby @boa.onda.yoga


Juliana started her yoga journey 10 years ago in Sydney, Australia and has been practicing, learning, and teaching yoga ever since. Originally from New Zealand, Juliana offers an engaging, challenging, fun, and enthusiastic teaching style which radiates positive energy and warmth from the moment you step into her class. Juliana’s classes always focus on the importance of alignment, mindfulness, and breath, and getting back to the foundations of the practice. Expect strong, well-paced classes creatively sequenced to a mixture of traditional and not so traditional music. No two classes will ever be the same.


Marina’s teachings infuse her love of movement and music, and her desire to create an environment where her students can explore and find play in the yoga practice. Marina teaches dynamic classes that will leave you feeling invigorated and strong. Her training ranges  from Vinyasa, Rocket Yoga, Mandala Flow and anything that can make you feel good connecting to your body and your breath. Follow Marina @marinad31


Miki is a highly qualified yoga teacher, with more than 10 years of experience. After teaching at the best yoga studios of Paris and Budapest he moved to Lisbon in 2019 to grow his community.
He started his career as a professional swimmer and fitness trainer winning multiple awards. But finishing his Yoga Teacher Training completely changed his life.
Always with a positive mind, Miki is connecting the traditional vinyasa flow to the elements of tai chi, qi gong and the different energy phases of the Traditional Chinese Medicine. He believes in a functional training system that balances physical and mental strength with a spiritual experience at the same time.
Miki is now passionate about bringing positive energy and happiness into people’s life through his practice. Follow Miki  @trainwithmiki​


Bret grew up in small town USA and has lived in Europe, Africa, and both coasts of the US. He started practicing yoga with Baptiste Power Yoga, and exploring many different styles across the world, Bret has a love for connecting movement with breath and finding grace in challenging situations. He started teaching in 2016 and received his yoga teacher training certification in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2017. His teaching style is powerful, focusing on alignment and supporting students to build strength, focus, and grace while moving through their yogic journeys.